Hawaiʻi Police Department
Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL)
Lieutenant Darren Horio
Sixty-one youths participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket Hoops Clinic for Elementary and Intermediate students held at the Panaʻewa play courts on January 11.
“We want to remind our youth and their parents to use their seat belts,” said Community Policing Officer Matt Kaaihue. “Each participant signed a pledge that they would always use their seat belt.”
Players were provided with instruction on basketball skills and placed on teams for competitive play. As part of the clinic, Officer Kaaihue also provided a presentation on attitude. “It all starts with your attitude, ” Kaaihue said. “Like an airplane, if our ‘nose’ is pointed up, we are taking off; if it is pointed down, we may be headed for a crash.”
Recognized for their outstanding performance, attitude and teamwork in the Elementary Division for fourth through sixth graders were Kamille Febo-Santiago, Keawe Silva, Jayla Tadeo-Jose, Guyson Ogata, Kayla Iwata, Shesley Martinez, Kia’i Apele, Kaupena Yasso, Kelsie Imai, Makana Credo, Izayah Chartrand and Chance Simeona.
Recognized for their outstanding performance, attitude and teamwork, in the Intermediate Division, seventh and eighth graders, were Makana Kanehailua, Branden Pagala, Jerek Prudencio, Randon Arima, Maddy Jwang, Gabriel Braun, Dabney Uchima and Jordyn Mantz.
For additional information on any Click It or Ticket or HI-PAL event, please call Lieutenant Darren Horio at 961-8121 or Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, extension 258.